Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Kedoshim

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st Aliya: The beginning of Kedoshim states that, holiness is realized through keeping Shabbos, being in awe of one's father and mother, and the prohibition against idol worship. Laws of charity, honesty, and the paying of wages on time are also stated.

2nd and 3rd Aliyot: Showing deference in the administration of justice is forbidden. We have the responsibility to "properly reprimand" each other. The prohibition against wearing any mixture of wool and linen, cutting sideburns (Payot), tattooing, premarital sex, and the use of mediums or the occult are stated.

4th and 5th Aliyot: Proper and equal treatment for the Ger-convert, honesty in business, and the prohibition against worshipping the Molech are stated.

5th, 6th, and 7th Aliyot:remainder of Kedoshim states the specific punishments that Bait Din would administer for the fifteen prohibited sexual relationships listed at the end of Acharei Mos.

The very end of Kedoshim (20: 22-26) clearly explains the concept of holiness as the means for being separate from the other nations. Three basic formats of Kedusha-holiness exist: time, place, and person. Acharei Mos began by presenting the ultimate integration of the three in the person of the Kohain Gadol entering the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur. The end of Kedoshim states that Eretz Yisroel (place), the Bnai Yisroel (person), and time in general are intended to reflect the integration of G-dliness into the daily lives of individuals and nations. To the extent that we realize our mission as the "Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation" will be the degree to which we retain the right to dwell in the Land of Israel.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 






ARTICLES ON YOM KIPPUR:

View Complete List

Picture Perfect
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5763

Did You Hear?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763

Merits, Middles and Majorities
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5765

ArtScroll

Sair HaMishtaleach: The Scapegoat
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5767

The Key to Clemency
Rabbi Moshe Peretz Gilden - 5761

A Yom Kippur to Remember
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Thoughts About Prayer Before Yom Kippur
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773

To the “Seat of Mercy”
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773

The Role of Teshuvah
Shlomo Katz - 5759

> The Fast of Gedalya
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760

Jonah’s Dilemma
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5768

Uniquely Jewish
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5768

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Yom Kippur
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

I Was Wrong
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

Call to Arms
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Benevolent Soldiers
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5759



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information